Everything You Need To Know About EXPECTATIONS

Be expectant

Many Christians come to God with little or no expectations while some think if they expect big things from God, He won’t be able to do it- this used to happen to me in the time past, then, I had no results to show for serving God, poverty and failure were my neighbours.

But when I changed my mentality by adding expectations to my efforts, I can see the results coming y way, I’m now entering into a new phase where I will no longer know the address of poverty again.

Having a list of your expectations is not a bad idea. My current ‘parent’s expectations’ are progress and success while my ‘children’s expectations’ are blissful marriage in 3 months time, financial fortune in less than 1 month time, miracle jobs, contracts and business start-up in less than 1 month time.

God doesn’t take assumptions, we need to be specific with our expectations. Make your expectations straight to the point.

Let me share this scripture with you,

And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. [30] And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. [31] And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. [32] And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? [33] They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. [34] So Jesus had compassion on them , and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. (Mathew. 20:29-30).

Let me explain,

these blind men were crying for mercy, and Jesus heard them but their requests were vague. That was why Jesus asked them in (vs 32), ‘what do you want me to do for you?’ What Jesus was actually saying is that “be specific,“go straight to the point.”

If you are the type who come to Jesus without expectations as from today go and write down your expectations. You don’t have to write down a three pages expectations list before you receive answers from God. Just write down the specific things that you are expecting from God.

Is Having Expectations Biblical?

Yes. It is very very much scriptural. I will be sharing with you these two scriptures to back up your expectations:

  1. Proverbs 23:18 KJV (For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off). That scripture is assuring us that there will always be a light in the end of the tunnel. No matter how far or delay it may seem, understand that there is no weeping that is permitted to go beyond a night. “weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.” The real emphasis of this scripture is that you should not give up on your expectations no matter what is going on in the world around you, circumstances and conditions notwithstanding, Keep pressing in, pressing on and pressing through. God will always reward the work of diligence any day anytime any where (serving God is universal), though it may tarry (taking some times, even years) but it will surely come to pass.
  2. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV – (For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end). That second scripture is also saying something similar. But it mostly emphasize on the way God think. I know it sounds strange to some of you that God think. Yes, God do think and He think positively. Now, this is where you must be sensitive to what comes across your mind. Negatives thoughts are ‘by-products’ of the devil (Further discussion about the mind and imagination will require some other blog posts. But I can link you up with my previous post here).

Friend, loose yourself from the shackles of ignorance and embrace the truth for a change of story. As you are obeying God’s commandments as a lifestyle, also try to be expectant. Let your expectations be anchored on the promises of God (see Deu 28). Many receive nothing because they expect nothing. Very simple.

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Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him : for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. (Is.3:10)

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How To Cross A Red Sea Through The Name Of Jesus

There is a giant in every man’s promise land. David had to face Goliath before he could be crowned as king. The Israelites had to cross the red sea before they could stepped into their promise land.

Understand this, there will always be a “red sea” to cross in life, there will always be barriers or impediments on your way to progress or breakthrough in life, there will always be a mountain confronting you.

That is why the scripture says, “say (not cry) unto this mountain and it shall be moved.” Your mountain can be sickness, failure, stagnation, depression, frustration, poverty, etc. Whatever it may be, God is capable of making them all plain.

How Can I Cross The Red Sea?

How To Cross The Red Sea

All you need to cross your ‘red sea‘ in life is the “rod.” This rod can be handled or used to cross any red sea in life. The rod is the “name of Jesus( Read about Four Times You Need To Use The Name Of Jesus From Kenneth Copland Ministry Blog).”

Now, let me call your attention to Isaiah’s prophecy which says that there will be a rod that will stem out of the root/lineage of Jesse – this prophecy is actually pointing out to Jesus and this was fulfilled in (Mat. 8).

With the rod, signs and wonders are bound to explode. Without the rod, Moses was incapacitated, he was just an ordinary man.

With the rod, there was a rain of hails and tempest upon the Egyptians (oppressors) – Ex.8:23. With the rod, the red sea had no choice than to give way, and water had to gushed out from the rock (divine provisions) – Num.20:11.

The rod in the hand of Aaron turned to serpent and swallowed all the serpents of the magicians and astrologers – proven the supremacy of God (Ex.7:10).

Fire answered at the instance of Elijah’s call(1.King.18), thereby disgracing and rubbishing all the god of Baals. Our God is a consuming fire more than anything else(Heb 12:29).

Same rod used by Peter in conjunction with John, “in the name of Jesus rise up and walk” Peter commanded and the crippled leaped on his feet, delivered!

Many people call the name of Jesus, but sadly only few people know how to use it. If you too can learn how to use the name of Jesus, your life will be full of signs and wonders.

You can’t look beggarly with the name because you don’t beg with the name. But you can only command and decree things with the name (Job.22:28).

The Power And Authority In The Name Of Jesus

The book of (Philippians.2) says, He was obedient to the point of death on the cross of Calvary and as a result of His obedience, He was given a name which is above every other name. In the name of Jesus, the things in heaven, on earth and under the earth are put into subjections. Because they can sense a higher dimension of authority.

Anything that has a name is under the authority of the name of Jesus.

Come to think if it: sickness, poverty, disease, failure, stagnation, frustration, depression, confusion, bastardization, victimization, oppression, affliction and all other acts of the wicked have names.

The highest demonic installation can’t hear the name of Jesus and remain comfortable in the life of a victim. Since anyone who is in possession of that name is far above all powers and principalities (Eph.1:21). 10 billion demons can not kill him. This is not an empty boast, but it is life from the fountain of a revealed truth.

So I will admonish you brethren, to use the name of Jesus to transform your ugly situation around, to make plain every mountain that has been confronting your life, to pull down the wall of Jericho that has been blocking your access to your inheritance in Christ, and to cause every of your pharaoh – dogging your path hitherto – to perish in the red sea.

There is power in the name of Jesus that you can tap into whenever you are confronted with a red sea.

Thanks for reading. God bless you.

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